Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:
What Happens After Writing 3 or 4 Books a Year (Elizabeth Spann Craig)
Traditional vs. Self-publishing is a False Dichotomy (Nathan Bransford)
The Art of Pacing in a Novel (Elissa Cruz) [Jon’s Pick of the week]
Why I'm A Writer & Not a Fighter Pilot (Maggie Stiefvater aka m_stiefvater)
Sounds Great, No Substance (Mary Kole)
Do We Need An Authors Code for Online Conduct? (Jannette Johnson aka darke_conteur)
Who's helping who in the cover blurb game? (Anthony Horowitz)
by way of April Henry (aka aprilhenry)
How to Win a Writing Competition (Dr. John Yeoman)
All About Advances (Rachelle Gardner)
Damn Yankees, and Other Ways Self-Publishing Holds Itself Back (Sarah LaPolla)
The Highs and the Lows of Becoming an Author (Cassie Alexander)
The scariest question: "Why should I care about this story?" (Juliette Wade)
If you have a particular favorite among these, please let the author know (and me too, if you have time). Also, if you've a link to a great post that isn't here, feel free to share.
If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2011, and last week’s list.